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Lisa Dworkin
Founded and authored by beach-addict Lisa Dworkin, offers illuminating and honest information about beaches around the world. In fact, Lisa has devised her own rigorous beach checklist, personally used to grade and rate every beach featured on the website.

Prior to living her dream visiting and writing about beaches, Lisa was a futures trader, science teacher, curriculum designer and president of a non-profit organization. Connect with Lisa on, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Entries by Lisa Dworkin

A Day at Discovery Cove Orlando

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 11:35 AM

I had high expectations for my visit to Discovery Cove. First and foremost, this is right up my alley. I love everything ocean and animal related, especially hands-on experiences. Plus, Discovery Cove is billed as "an all-inclusive day resort experience that's one of a kind." Finally, TripAdvisor, a source I...

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Dolphin Watching in the Gulf of Mexico

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 11:04 AM

I recently had the pleasure of accompanying my husband on a business trip to Tampa, Florida. Even had I done absolutely nothing but lay by the pool for three days, this would have been a delight after enduing one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory. However, I knew...

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Outdoors Adventures in North Carolina's Outer Banks

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:37 AM

Wild Horses in the Outer Banks, NC

The Outer Banks is a wonderful vacation spot for people who enjoy unique and sometimes extreme, activities on land and in the water. These adventures include:

Hang Gliding
I tried hang gliding for the first...

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Three Days in Ogunquit, Maine

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 3:45 PM


Day One -

Arrive in Maine mid-day. If you're coming from the south, which most of you are, take "The Yorks/Ogunquit" exit off of I-95. Rather than turning left toward Ogunquit at Rt. 1, go straight into Stonewall Kitchen's parking lot....

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A Love Letter to Sharks

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 10:56 AM

My lifelong interest in sharks was reignited with Discovery Channel's recent annual airing of Shark Week. Even more recently, I heard a tourist was killed by a shark off the coast of Maui. This got me to thinking about the many misunderstandings people have regarding sharks, the ocean's...

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Hang Gliding: A Novice's Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 2:27 PM

I'm running on top of the world's highest sand dune hoping to attain enough speed to soar through the air after jumping into the abyss. My heart is racing from the exertion of running in sand in addition to my fear of heights and bodily injury.

That was my...

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Winter Is Actually A Great Time To Visit Chicago

(13) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 6:00 AM


Contrary to popular belief, Chicago is a wonderful year-round destination. Yes, Chicago's nickname is "The Windy City," which conjures up images of being blown down city streets by an icy wind off of Lake Michigan. Actually, that nickname comes from our long-winded politicians. As...

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The Best Beaches North Of Boston (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Labor Day has come and gone leaving many of us thinking about the new school year, getting back to work and maybe even the holiday season. Before you leave summer completely behind, consider going to the beach in September. It's one of the best times to go.

Why choose the...

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Exploring Chicago's Lakefront From Lincoln Park To Grant Park

(7) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Chicago's lakefront stretches from the city's northern to southern boundary lines, but it's the area between Lincoln Park and Grant Park that offers the most to see and do.

You will find many of the things Chicago is known for along its lakefront, such as world-class museums, notable architecture...

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The Jersey Shore's Best Beaches (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 7:00 AM

When most people hear the words "Jersey Shore" the first thing that springs to mind isn't: "Great place for a beach vacation." That's unfortunate because the Jersey Shore has some delightful beaches that remain uncrowded by reality stars and non-human refuse. What's more, there location makes them extremely...

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The Beaches Of Charleston County, South Carolina (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the United States. Millions of people visit there every year for Charleston's culture, history, architecture, food and shopping.

In fact, Charleston was named the top city in the U.S. in the Conde Nast...

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